Matilyn’s Story

We are so proud to report that one of our participants, Matilyn earned her GED
this month! Matilyn is a re-enrollee in FSS. She first participated in FSS between
2016 -2021. Knowing she needs her GED in order to pursue better employment
opportunities, she made it a goal to complete it before her FSS contract ended.
Unfortunately, she suffered a series of personal setbacks and although she
attended classes off and on throughout that time, she was unable to complete
the GED. Undeterred, she immediately reenrolled in FSS upon her 2021
graduation and again set upon completing the goal. In early July, Matilyn
successfully completed her last test and earned her GED! We are so happy for
her and can’t wait to see where she goes from here. Matilyn is now working with
our Mass Hire Career Navigator to select a job training program in the medical
field. Matilyn was also awarded a $500 scholarship for college from The Abisi
Education Center and is considering enrollment at Middlesex Community

Marleny fss
Marleny fss

Marleny’s Story

Marleny is a participant in our Family Self-Sufficiency Program. She has been working tirelessly
over the last few years to move herself forward in life, and closer to her dream to buy a home. To
that end, she reduced her work hours in order to go back to school.

We are happy to say that Marleny just completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a
concentration in mental health.

Congratulations to Marleny!

And right on the heels of graduation, she landed a job as a SNAPS worker at DTA.

We can’t wait to see where her journey brings her next.

ana m success story
ana m success story

Ana’s Story

Family Self Sufficiency Success Story

The Family Self- Sufficiency Program (FSS) is designed to help families receiving rental assistance to become self-supporting. This is a voluntary program and is open to all families receiving a housing subsidy such as Section 8. Community Teamwork’s Family Self-Sufficiency program has empowered many graduates to achieve their goals and Tonya is one such successful graduate.

Ana M graduated FSS in July 2018, and just purchased her first home in November 2019!

Ana works for Elder Services and completed her Bachelor’s Degree this year as well.

She bought a 2 family home in Methuen and will be renting the 2nd apartment soon.

Congratulations Ana!